The Republican senator hit back at ABC News' George Stephanopoulos for debunking Trump's baseless voter fraud claims.
In an interview with The New York Times, the infectious disease expert described what it was really like to work for the 45th president.
The budget reconciliation process would allow Democrats to enact the coronavirus legislation with the support of a simple majority.
The GOP senator rejected some Republicans' claims that the process would be unconstitutional since Trump is no longer president.
A directive about the regulatory process could lead to progressive movement on climate change, public health and worker safety.
A formal announcement is expected Monday.
Death threats against members of Congress has prompted U.S. Capitol Police to insist thousands of National Guard troops remain in Washington.
The president will also restrict travel from South Africa in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The country’s first case of the infection was diagnosed almost exactly a year ago.
Lloyd Austin, in his first directive since taking office, moved on his pledge to immediately address sexual misconduct in the ranks.